Red fruits in perfumery

Red fruits in perfumery

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Just like fashion or decoration, perfumery varies according to trends, according to the seasons and to the demands of consumers. Nevertheless, products remain constant and certain raw materials are considered favorites. As such, the fruits have been crunching to the full for many years. Trésor de Lancôme is the precursor, infusing this new trend since the 90s. Also, among the most adored products of the fairer sex, red fruits are prominent.

What are red fruits?

We call red fruits a whole set of berries, drupes and false fruits. The latter are characterized by their color evolving from pink to dark red and even black and reach their maturity between the months of June and October. In other words, red fruits are an ingredient in summer and early fall. In addition, if it is a raw material widely used by perfumers, it is quite simply because they allow to bring together the bewitching world of perfumery and that more gourmet of pastry. Here is a quick overview of the most emblematic red fruits of your perfumes

The strawberry

The strawberry is the fruit of the strawberry plant, a plant of the Rosaceae family. It grows in many regions of the world and consists of a multitude of varieties. Gourmets swear by the gariguette but many other strawberries are also present on our stalls. Its smell is reproduced in the laboratory by combining different molecules. Most often, the creative houses include wild strawberries in their compositions. Indeed, its scent is finer, both fruity and floral.


Raspberries, on the other hand, come from the raspberry tree, a shrub of the bramble family. Its fruit grows in temperate and Mediterranean latitudes, which can either be cultivated or grown wild. Raspberries are mainly used in feminine creations and give them a fruity and sweet touch. However, note that it is not possible to extract an essential oil from it and that its scent is therefore exclusively reproduced in the laboratory, in particular with rambinone.

The cherry

The cherry is the fruit of the cherry tree, a tree of the Rosaceae family, native to Asia Minor. The cherry is more or less red and black. This is a fruit from which it is impossible to obtain the essential oil. Its smell is reproduced in the laboratory, in particular by the alliance of different molecules such as benzaldehyde, a synthetic note with an amended and powerful flavor.


Currant is a small berry growing in clusters on the currant tree. It is a cousin fruit of blackcurrant but with a redder color, and sometimes even white or green. Essentially used in feminine juices, it brings a fruity, tangy and tonic note reproduced in the laboratory.


The blackberry is a black and fleshy berry, fruit of the bramble and growing traditionally in the wild. It gives the juices that contain it a musky and almost woody flavor. As with other red fruits, its scent is reproduced in the laboratory, in particular from musk and other compounds with a fruity scent.

Obviously, this list is not exhaustive and red fruits bring together a whole bunch of other products such as lingonberries, cranberries, blackcurrants, blueberries or black elderberries. All these ingredients generally enhance perfumes for women. They are notably present in the famous Lost Cherry by Tom Ford, Angel Eau de Toilette by Thierry Mugler, Absolutely Irresistible by Givenchy, Insolence by Guerlain or in the new Angel Muse by Mugler.

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